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Hello,

 

I had my interview in Atlanta field office today.

I am filing N400 based on my marriage and I brought my husband with me. However, the officer only summoned me and finished the process without talking to my husband at all. He was just in the waiting room while time.

 

I passed the test but he said the decision cannot be made at this time (with a letter) and I may receive a letter or a call from USCIS. Seems odd to me.

 

Did anyone have similar experience??


06.27.2007 - Came to United States as F-1

12.23.2012 - Met my husband, best Christmas gift ever.

06.26.2013 - DOMA struck down

09.28.2013 - Married in San Francisco, CA

11.01.2013 - Sent in our applications (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11.04.2013 - Delivery confirmed via USPS tracking.

11.08.2013 - Email / Text receipt notification (NOA1 sent)

11.08.2013 - Checks cashed

11.14.2013 - NOA1 mail received (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11.18.2013 - Biometrics appointment letter received (Appt Date : Dec 10th, 3pm)

11.26.2013 - RFE mail sent notice (through email and text)

11.30.2013 - RFE received (regarding I-864, current income and tax returns)

12.05.2013 - RFE response sent

12.09.2013 - RFE response review

12.18.2013 - I-485 Status changed to "Testing & Interview"

01.06.2014 - EAD approved

01.13.2014 - EAD received

06.13.2014 - Green card received.

-----------------------------------------------

I-751 Timeline

04.09.2016 - I-751 submitted to Vermont Service Center

04.11.2016 - I-751 received (USPS Tracking)

05.26.2016 - Fingerprint done.

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4 minutes ago, Cowface said:

I am filing N400 based on my marriage and I brought my husband with me. However, the officer only summoned me and finished the process without talking to my husband at all. He was just in the waiting room while time.

Quite normal.  You are the one applying for citizenship, not your husband. 

 

5 minutes ago, Cowface said:

I passed the test but he said the decision cannot be made at this time (with a letter) and I may receive a letter or a call from USCIS. Seems odd to me.

Again, normal.   A good thing to focus on is whether the IO gave you any verbal indication near the end of the interview whether they were recommending you for approval....did the IO mention anything about an oath ceremony?  Did the IO say your application seemed fine, etc.?  Those types of statements can normally give a good indication on which way the wind will blow.

 

You should hear something very soon---in the meantime, keep checking your online case status for mention of the oath ceremony being scheduled.


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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Just now, Going through said:

Quite normal.  You are the one applying for citizenship, not your husband. 

 

Again, normal.   A good thing to focus on is whether the IO gave you any verbal indication near the end of the interview whether they were recommending you for approval....did the IO mention anything about an oath ceremony?  Did the IO say your application seemed fine, etc.?  Those types of statements can normally give a good indication on which way the wind will blow.

 

You should hear something very soon---in the meantime, keep checking your online case status for mention of the oath ceremony being scheduled.

Thanks for the response.

The IO said he doesnt think he needs more documents but to review what he has. I even offered him the new tax transcript for this year that I couldn't file at the same time as the N400 application.

 

Also, I decided to change my name and he warned me thiughrouly that it may delay the process because the judge decides the name change. 


06.27.2007 - Came to United States as F-1

12.23.2012 - Met my husband, best Christmas gift ever.

06.26.2013 - DOMA struck down

09.28.2013 - Married in San Francisco, CA

11.01.2013 - Sent in our applications (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11.04.2013 - Delivery confirmed via USPS tracking.

11.08.2013 - Email / Text receipt notification (NOA1 sent)

11.08.2013 - Checks cashed

11.14.2013 - NOA1 mail received (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11.18.2013 - Biometrics appointment letter received (Appt Date : Dec 10th, 3pm)

11.26.2013 - RFE mail sent notice (through email and text)

11.30.2013 - RFE received (regarding I-864, current income and tax returns)

12.05.2013 - RFE response sent

12.09.2013 - RFE response review

12.18.2013 - I-485 Status changed to "Testing & Interview"

01.06.2014 - EAD approved

01.13.2014 - EAD received

06.13.2014 - Green card received.

-----------------------------------------------

I-751 Timeline

04.09.2016 - I-751 submitted to Vermont Service Center

04.11.2016 - I-751 received (USPS Tracking)

05.26.2016 - Fingerprint done.

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5 minutes ago, Cowface said:

Also, I decided to change my name and he warned me thiughrouly that it may delay the process because the judge decides the name change. 

He doesn't decide whether you can change your name.  What the IO was probably referring to, is that due to the name change your judicial oath ceremony must be presided over by a judge in court (as opposed to the administrative ceremony presided over by USCIS personnel).  Which means your oath ceremony might be slightly delayed as court-held ceremonies tend to naturalize a smaller amount of people at a time (normally due to space constraints, but sometimes also due to a minimum number of applicants that must be met before a judge will perform the ceremony)---and obviously can only be conducted on the dates that judges are available.  Shouldn't be an inordinate amount of time, depending on how often judicial ceremonies are held in your area.


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Going through said:

He doesn't decide whether you can change your name.  What the IO was probably referring to, is that due to the name change your judicial oath ceremony must be presided over by a judge in court (as opposed to the administrative ceremony presided over by USCIS personnel).  Which means your oath ceremony might be slightly delayed as court-held ceremonies tend to naturalize a smaller amount of people at a time (normally due to space constraints, but sometimes also due to a minimum number of applicants that must be met before a judge will perform the ceremony)---and obviously can only be conducted on the dates that judges are available.  Shouldn't be an inordinate amount of time, depending on how often judicial ceremonies are held in your area.

Yes! That is what he was telling me.

Hopefully the process ends up smoothly. Atlanta is one of places with serious delays. I think I can wait more. 


06.27.2007 - Came to United States as F-1

12.23.2012 - Met my husband, best Christmas gift ever.

06.26.2013 - DOMA struck down

09.28.2013 - Married in San Francisco, CA

11.01.2013 - Sent in our applications (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11.04.2013 - Delivery confirmed via USPS tracking.

11.08.2013 - Email / Text receipt notification (NOA1 sent)

11.08.2013 - Checks cashed

11.14.2013 - NOA1 mail received (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11.18.2013 - Biometrics appointment letter received (Appt Date : Dec 10th, 3pm)

11.26.2013 - RFE mail sent notice (through email and text)

11.30.2013 - RFE received (regarding I-864, current income and tax returns)

12.05.2013 - RFE response sent

12.09.2013 - RFE response review

12.18.2013 - I-485 Status changed to "Testing & Interview"

01.06.2014 - EAD approved

01.13.2014 - EAD received

06.13.2014 - Green card received.

-----------------------------------------------

I-751 Timeline

04.09.2016 - I-751 submitted to Vermont Service Center

04.11.2016 - I-751 received (USPS Tracking)

05.26.2016 - Fingerprint done.

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Yes, everything you described seems perfectly normal. I was naturalized based on 3 years marriage with a US citizen as well (though I got my GC through employment). I didn't need my wife for anything. They also told me that bit about the name change. So just go home and wait for the letter.

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3 hours ago, USS_Voyager said:

Yes, everything you described seems perfectly normal. I was naturalized based on 3 years marriage with a US citizen as well (though I got my GC through employment). I didn't need my wife for anything. They also told me that bit about the name change. So just go home and wait for the letter.

Yeah I guess I was expecting it will be challenging. The whole process didn't take an hour and left quite an ambiguous reaction to me. Hoping for a good news though!


06.27.2007 - Came to United States as F-1

12.23.2012 - Met my husband, best Christmas gift ever.

06.26.2013 - DOMA struck down

09.28.2013 - Married in San Francisco, CA

11.01.2013 - Sent in our applications (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11.04.2013 - Delivery confirmed via USPS tracking.

11.08.2013 - Email / Text receipt notification (NOA1 sent)

11.08.2013 - Checks cashed

11.14.2013 - NOA1 mail received (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11.18.2013 - Biometrics appointment letter received (Appt Date : Dec 10th, 3pm)

11.26.2013 - RFE mail sent notice (through email and text)

11.30.2013 - RFE received (regarding I-864, current income and tax returns)

12.05.2013 - RFE response sent

12.09.2013 - RFE response review

12.18.2013 - I-485 Status changed to "Testing & Interview"

01.06.2014 - EAD approved

01.13.2014 - EAD received

06.13.2014 - Green card received.

-----------------------------------------------

I-751 Timeline

04.09.2016 - I-751 submitted to Vermont Service Center

04.11.2016 - I-751 received (USPS Tracking)

05.26.2016 - Fingerprint done.

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If you didn't feel there was a problem and there were no problems in your files, I mean if you didn't have criminal records, things like that, then, it's no problem. N-400s are fairly routine, not a whole lot to it. Thousands and thousands people get approved every year.

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56 minutes ago, bestluck said:

I am so stress and worrying  about my interview next month plus i request for changed the name too oh god help us tho this process  

I decided to change mine at the interview and the IO was very cool with it. I guess many applicants make quite a few changes during the interview for their applications. 


06.27.2007 - Came to United States as F-1

12.23.2012 - Met my husband, best Christmas gift ever.

06.26.2013 - DOMA struck down

09.28.2013 - Married in San Francisco, CA

11.01.2013 - Sent in our applications (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11.04.2013 - Delivery confirmed via USPS tracking.

11.08.2013 - Email / Text receipt notification (NOA1 sent)

11.08.2013 - Checks cashed

11.14.2013 - NOA1 mail received (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11.18.2013 - Biometrics appointment letter received (Appt Date : Dec 10th, 3pm)

11.26.2013 - RFE mail sent notice (through email and text)

11.30.2013 - RFE received (regarding I-864, current income and tax returns)

12.05.2013 - RFE response sent

12.09.2013 - RFE response review

12.18.2013 - I-485 Status changed to "Testing & Interview"

01.06.2014 - EAD approved

01.13.2014 - EAD received

06.13.2014 - Green card received.

-----------------------------------------------

I-751 Timeline

04.09.2016 - I-751 submitted to Vermont Service Center

04.11.2016 - I-751 received (USPS Tracking)

05.26.2016 - Fingerprint done.

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5 hours ago, Cowface said:

I decided to change mine at the interview and the IO was very cool with it. I guess many applicants make quite a few changes during the interview for their applications. 

I hear its make delay the case and process for changed the name ? how was your experiences during  interview please share your story with us 

 

thank you 

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8 hours ago, bestluck said:

I hear its make delay the case and process for changed the name ? how was your experiences during  interview please share your story with us 

 

thank you 

The only slight delay the name change might create is described above, where your oath must be scheduled at a courthouse instead of being administrated by USCIS at the local office and there might be few courthouse oath ceremonies than USCIS ones or few people may attend the courthouse. So maybe a delay of a few weeks because of space availability, but we immigrants have waited years and years and years, so what's a few more weeks...

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4 hours ago, USS_Voyager said:

The only slight delay the name change might create is described above, where your oath must be scheduled at a courthouse instead of being administrated by USCIS at the local office and there might be few courthouse oath ceremonies than USCIS ones or few people may attend the courthouse. So maybe a delay of a few weeks because of space availability, but we immigrants have waited years and years and years, so what's a few more weeks...

Thank you for comment and you are right we should be wait few weeks more but USCIS Whole process is stressful and everyone wants to get it done as soon as possible , 

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18 hours ago, bestluck said:

I hear its make delay the case and process for changed the name ? how was your experiences during  interview please share your story with us 

 

thank you 

My experience was in positive but not too positive. I passed the test easily and he started asking me questions from the applications.

Also I changed my job and had to be updated in the application and I got confused with my employment date with the new job and my anniversary (marriage) and he laughed. At the end of the interview he told me that he needs to review my docs because he hadn't done it and then I would be informed about the decision either via a call or a mail. Last night, the status was updated that I attended my interview but the review is still in process. No further updates yet.


06.27.2007 - Came to United States as F-1

12.23.2012 - Met my husband, best Christmas gift ever.

06.26.2013 - DOMA struck down

09.28.2013 - Married in San Francisco, CA

11.01.2013 - Sent in our applications (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11.04.2013 - Delivery confirmed via USPS tracking.

11.08.2013 - Email / Text receipt notification (NOA1 sent)

11.08.2013 - Checks cashed

11.14.2013 - NOA1 mail received (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11.18.2013 - Biometrics appointment letter received (Appt Date : Dec 10th, 3pm)

11.26.2013 - RFE mail sent notice (through email and text)

11.30.2013 - RFE received (regarding I-864, current income and tax returns)

12.05.2013 - RFE response sent

12.09.2013 - RFE response review

12.18.2013 - I-485 Status changed to "Testing & Interview"

01.06.2014 - EAD approved

01.13.2014 - EAD received

06.13.2014 - Green card received.

-----------------------------------------------

I-751 Timeline

04.09.2016 - I-751 submitted to Vermont Service Center

04.11.2016 - I-751 received (USPS Tracking)

05.26.2016 - Fingerprint done.

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12 hours ago, Cowface said:

My experience was in positive but not too positive. I passed the test easily and he started asking me questions from the applications.

Also I changed my job and had to be updated in the application and I got confused with my employment date with the new job and my anniversary (marriage) and he laughed. At the end of the interview he told me that he needs to review my docs because he hadn't done it and then I would be informed about the decision either via a call or a mail. Last night, the status was updated that I attended my interview but the review is still in process. No further updates yet.

My husband was interviewed in NY and was not approved immediately as it had to go to a supervisor due to a minor offense in 1983 that we had no records of.

 

He was approved one week later.

 

Keep checking your online account as snail mail takes much longer, and we didn't get any emails alerting us that the online status had changed.


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